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Turkey Beard - 5.12a

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 4
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rock (Trad)
nuts, midsized camming units, some old pins and a bolt
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


A classic Linville Gorge experience. Begin on the Open Book. Climb through crux and up about 35 ft. Traverse along faint legde right to next dihedral. Compose through lower section and blast through crux (exiting dihedral). Recompose on face above for a few more exiting moves to a mantle on lichen covered jugs. Simply awesome!

Submitted by: ab_love on 2008-11-19
Views: 1164
Route ID: 97133

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: A-Bowl on 2013-06-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Pretty location

I liked the waterfall running next to it. Open book was a good warmup for this and this was 10 times better. Pretty awesome pitch with fun crack climbing into blocky style. This pitch is what climbing is all about for me... and I wish there were more like it in the area.

Added: 2013-06-10

  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: ab_love on 2007-06-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars So so good

Took many attempts over many years but was worth the entire process

Added: 2008-11-19